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Nov. 14, 2022

Episode 109: A Board of Education's Long and Worthy Legacy

What if a Board of Education had nothing to do with education policy? At a time when party divisions saw no end, Speaker Nicholas…

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Oct. 10, 2022

Episode 107: Philip Livingston - A Businessman Who Founded the Useful…

When Philip Livingston helped found the New York Society Library in 1754, he wanted to create an institution that was "useful as …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Episode 105: The 2-Year Anniversary and Our Tribute to Queen Elizabet…

More than 2 years ago, Friends & Fellow Citizens made its debut on the podcast airwaves. Hear some of the interview episode highl…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Episode 103: William Floyd - A Good Man Who "Never Quit His Chair"

While many of the Signers were experienced orators, some chose to be more reserved while still completing the work of the Contine…

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July 25, 2022

Episode 101: How American Infrastructure Can Become Fountains of Publ…

Former New York Governor DeWitt Clinton once considered the Erie Canal a "fountain of public good and national abundance." Amid c…

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July 11, 2022

Episode 99: Matthew Thornton - A Surgeon Who Put Patience Into Practi…

How can a delegate of the Second Continental Congress sign the document without being present at the August 2nd signing? Despite …

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June 27, 2022

Episode 97: Why a Governor Bucked His Own Party and Ambitions for Nat…

"Robert J. Walker" may not ring a bell for most Americans today, but a highly undemocratic "constitution" for the Kansas Territor…

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June 13, 2022

Episode 95: Oliver Wolcott - The Modest Mediator and Militia Leader

While many Signers had extensive oratory experience, some were modest in character and adept in militias. Oliver Wolcott, the fin…

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May 30, 2022

Episode 93: The Bright and Glorious Character of General McPherson

Almost any DC straphanger knows the Metro stop called "McPherson Square, " but who is the namesake of this public park and busy s…

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May 16, 2022

Episode 91: William Williams - A Signer with an Original Belief in In…

William Williams may not have the most original name, but his creative ways to support the Patriot cause was evident in his servi…

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May 2, 2022

Episode 89: How Much is Truly a Trillion Dollars?

Over the past two years of COVID-19 relief-related spending packages, we have probably heard the word "trillion" more often than …

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April 18, 2022

Episode 87: Samuel Huntington - The Calm Mediator Who Became Presiden…

With a calm and cordial nature, Samuel Huntington may have served as a "first President of the United States." Learn how this ear…

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April 4, 2022

Episode 85: Returning Intellectual Curiosity to Our Schools

Sometimes, a random selection in a historical newspaper can turn into a podcast episode. While researching more about Horace Mann…

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March 21, 2022

Episode 83: Roger Sherman - The Compromiser Who Brought Promise to Am…

As a delegate who spoke almost 150 times during the Constitutional Convention, Roger Sherman was no stranger to the major politic…

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March 7, 2022

Episode 81: From the Exhibition of Champions to Mutual Discussion

In this episode, we delve into how the Senate maverick Daniel Webster may help explain the state of mindlessness in our society t…

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